I found a tote bag of some cross stitch that I started a LONG time ago. I still love the projects, but my eyes and mind aren't what they used to be. The three in this tote bag are what I refer to as confetti stitching. For those of you who don't cross stitch, confetti stitching is when you have a project that has a lot of detailing and shading. In order to get that look using fabric and colored thread, you need to change colors. A LOT! I've actually been in the mood to stitch (this is what happens when I go thru my stash) and I decided to work on one of these guys.
I pulled out Bag Ladies. I always think I will move faster on this than I actually do. The bags are half stitches, which means half the work, right?? In theory, yes. In reality I need to pay attention to the color and shading so that the bags turn out right.
Here it is back in Dec when I put a few stitches in it
and here it is from today
I worked some more on the beige bag (SO. MUCH. BEIGE!) and then I moved over to the cat peeking thru the green bag. I'm going to take a break from it for a bit and work on something a bit easier. Then I may pull out Maggie (some of you remember her!) or Queen Anne's Lace. Lavender and Lace is NOT for the faint of heart! I used to rotate my stitching when that was all I did and I could spend an entire night working on a project. Now I juggle knitting, stitching, would like to add quilting to knock out some of that fabric stash, teenaged kids (granted Baby Girl is only 12 but middle school = teenaged problems) and an Insane One (the dh).
The other thing I do is keep track of when I start projects. Bag Ladies WAS started in this century, but barely. I started in Aug 2001. That was before Baby Girl was born and the Twin Towers were still standing.
Let that sink in a bit.......now add in the fact it's not my oldest WIP. I *think* that honor goes to Queen Anne's Lace, but I'm not positive.